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Tip Sheets


Acacia recognises and understands the feelings of anxiety, distress and concern many people may be experiencing in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With the number of COVID-19 cases growing every day, these emotional reactions are increasing.

As the global pandemic continues, and panic-buying and self-isolation is increasing it is important that we understand the impact on our mental health particularly those susceptible to stress and anxiety.

Here are some valuable tip sheets you may wish to share with your staff. However, we remind you to continue referring to the official sources when determining the best course of action.

Looking After Your Mental Health During The Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak

Acacia EAP recognises and understands the feelings of anxiety, distress and concern many people may be experiencing in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and offers the following wellbeing advice.

Conversations With Children And Young People About The Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak

News of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is everywhere, including in our schools and playgrounds. Our children and young people may worry more when kept in the dark or rely on sources of information from their peers and social media which may not be accurate.

Strategies To Manage The Impact Of Coronavirus (Covid-19) On Your Employees

The current outbreak of the Covid-19 strain of coronavirus was first reported from Wuhan, China on 31st December 2019, and the world has been watching closely ever since.

Mental Health And Working-from-home

Spending an increased amount at home with limited social contact can take a toll on our mental health. Working from home also takes away routine and structure that might be present in the workplace, such as a walk outside during lunch breaks. Extended periods at home can cause feelings of boredom and loneliness.

Leading through the outbreak of COVID-19

As a manager or leader in a workplace, our staff look to us for guidance, support and reassurance, particularly during times of heightened stress or change. Managers can play a vital role in a team’s recovery from a crisis.

Supporting those experiencing DFV during COVID-19

This guide is to support the responses and considerations of management for those staff members experiencing domestic and family violence who, due to the restrictions of COVID-19, may be in close proximity to the person using violence whilst working from home.

Nutrition During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Being in quarantine and required to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic can be quite stressful and challenging for some individuals and families. In times like these, many people tend to abandon their healthy eating habits due to boredom and increased anxiety.

Meal Planning During COVID-19

Panic-buying food across the nation has led to supermarkets being unable to keep up with the high demand of some pantry essentials and frozen food items, such as flour, pasta, rice, and frozen veggies.

Managing Family Relationships During Isolation

Social distancing can be both challenging and positive for family units. Living in close confines during unprecedented times can naturally cause added stress and conflict between families.

Financial Wellbeing in Times of Uncertainty (COVID-19)

Adapting to new ways of living in order to protect ourselves from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) is challenging, and of equal challenge are the potential financial implications that are likely to impact many of us.

Another Crisis Amidst a Pandemic: Substance Misuse

The potential for harm associated with alcohol and drug use are increasing as the social and economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic continues.

"The safety and wellbeing of our clients and staff is always our top priority. Acacia EAP is currently operating under normal conditions. Due to the pandemic status of COVID-19, some locations may move from face-to-face counselling to secure video or phone. All counselling services are able to be provided 24/7, as always. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and act quickly on the advice of health authorities."